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  • Locations: Virtual, International
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Non-IILE applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 12/22/2021 ** Rolling Admission 02/13/2022 05/20/2022

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Admission is competitive and space is limited. Students are encouraged to apply in advance of our application deadlines.
Program Description:
The question of global environmental governance has never been more pressing. In the context of accelerating climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, and many other issues, this course investigates the twin questions of firstly, how human economies and societies have changed the environment over time, and secondly, how global environmental politics today seeks to solve these problems. This is an interdisciplinary course, spanning the fields of politics and policy, IR, education, history and environmental humanities. First, this course introduces students to a historical perspective on human-environment relations. We will study humans’ impact on the environment over the long duree, starting with the shift from hunting and gathering to agriculture, through the Industrial Revolution and shifts in energy consumption, to the emergence of the modern conservation and environmental movements. Second, this course will examine current political and policy responses to environmental issues. Students will evaluate the successes and failures of state-led attempts to solve environmental challenges, as well as the roles of NGOs, business, technology and education. Students will apply concepts of legitimacy, accountability and moral hazard to critically analyse current global environmental politics. Students will learn about what sustainable citizenship means, and how it applies to them.

Course Days and Times
Monday and Wednesday, 0
8:00-09:20 (Dhaka Time). 21:00-22:20 (New York Time). 03:00-04:20 (Vienna Time).

Frances O'Morchoe

Course Level

3 US / 6 ECTS

OSUN Partner Offering Course
Brac University